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Old 02-19-2019, 04:59 AM   #1
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Default Pipers plaid brouche

Ok where is the source for a heavy gauged metal brouche that is as attractive yet able to take the “stabbing through” the layer of materials. It appears I’m only to fine lower gauged brouches which won’t muster up to the task.... and to that, websites do not Show the back side for the pin.
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:09 AM   #2
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Try here: https://kiltsandmore.co.uk/highland-...c55:len:1.html
More money will buy you better quality. Email them with any questions. I have found Kilts & More to be really good to deal with.
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:31 AM   #3
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Default Re: Pipers plaid brouche

BTW it's spelled "brooch" and pronounced "broach".

The thing to look for is that the pin itself, the needle-like part, is very sharp and fairly thin.

With a fine needle-sharp pin the threads of the plaid are being pushed to the side to make way for the pin to go through. The threads aren't being broken, and there's no damage to the fabric.

I would avoid crudely-made brooches with dull fat rough pins. Sad to say brooches like that exist!
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Old 02-19-2019, 11:08 AM   #4
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BTW it's spelled "brooch" and pronounced "broach".

The thing to look for is that the pin itself, the needle-like part, is very sharp and fairly thin.

With a fine needle-sharp pin the threads of the plaid are being pushed to the side to make way for the pin to go through. The threads aren't being broken, and there's no damage to the fabric.

I would avoid crudely-made brooches with dull fat rough pins. Sad to say brooches like that exist!
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Try here: https://kiltsandmore.co.uk/highland-...c55:len:1.html
More money will buy you better quality. Email them with any questions. I have found Kilts & More to be really good to deal with.
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Ok where is the source for a heavy gauged metal brouche that is as attractive yet able to take the “stabbing through” the layer of materials. It appears I’m only to fine lower gauged brouches which won’t muster up to the task.... and to that, websites do not Show the back side for the pin.
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